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    Obama’s Executive Order Against North Korea Won’t Mean Much If It’s Not Implemented
    Mar18

    Obama’s Executive Order Against North Korea Won’t Mean Much If It’s Not Implemented

    On March 16, President Barack Obama issued a new executive order imposing additional sanctions on North Korea for its repeated violations of U.S. law and UN resolutions. The order is a strong step forward for combating prohibited North Korean behavior since it provides additional authorities to U.S. agencies. The new executive order was required...

    Daughters Of Ukrainian Award-Winning Concert Pianist Found Dead
    Mar18

    Daughters Of Ukrainian Award-Winning Concert Pianist Found Dead

    Two daughters of Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko have been found dead in Texas, while his estranged wife sustained non-life-threatening injuries. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin says he’ll hang someone if Crimea bridge isn’t built by 2018
    Mar18

    Putin says he’ll hang someone if Crimea bridge isn’t built by 2018

    Construction of the 19-kilometre bridge is a “historical mission” for Russia, the president said on the second anniversary of the Crimea annexation. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Two Years After Annexation, Crimeans Wait On Russia’s Unfulfilled Promises
    Mar18

    Two Years After Annexation, Crimeans Wait On Russia’s Unfulfilled Promises

    Two years ago, pro-Russian figures in Crimea and Russian government officials were promising residents of Ukraine’s Black Sea region a rose garden after its annexation into the Russian Federation. Now, locals are still waiting to see most of those ambitious pledges fulfilled. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Media Love to Criticize Trump –When It Helps Disparage US Enemies
    Mar18

    Media Love to Criticize Trump –When It Helps Disparage US Enemies

    Daily Beast “photo illustration” (3/14/16) of the supposed “bromance” between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Donald Trump released an ad on March 17 in which he did what almost every politician does as a matter of course: said something bad about Russian President Vladimir Putin, in this case by lumping him with ISIS. The pundit class was in...

    Crimean Tatar Leader: Putin Will Help ‘Wake Up Russia Sooner’
    Mar18

    Crimean Tatar Leader: Putin Will Help ‘Wake Up Russia Sooner’

    Refat Chubarov is the head of the Mejlis, the executive council of the Crimean Tatar people. In an interview with RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service in Prague, he said that certain steps taken by Russian President Vladimir Putin — which he called “catastrophic” — could serve as a wake-up call to Russian society. …read...

    2 Years After Crimea Annexation, Ukraine Struggles to Forge Peace
    Mar18

    2 Years After Crimea Annexation, Ukraine Struggles to Forge Peace

    Friday marks two years since Russia’s illegal annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. As VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb reports, the recent uptick in fighting against Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine’s east has shifted the political focus for both Ukraine and the West. …read more Source: Voice of...

    President’s choices shrink as political crises deepen
    Mar18

    President’s choices shrink as political crises deepen

    KYIV – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko saw his options narrow this week as he seeks to resolve Ukraine’s deepening political crises, namely the war in the Donbas and the formation of a new coalition government. His position has gotten so limited that he is considering appointing political players once considered to be off limits for...

    Nuland testifies: Reform in Ukraine is endangered by oligarchs fighting back
    Mar18

    Nuland testifies: Reform in Ukraine is endangered by oligarchs fighting back

    WASHINGTON – A top U.S. administration official has taken pointed aim at the wealthiest Ukrainian tycoons, known as oligarchs, accusing them of undermining the country’s anti-corruption reform efforts. Victoria Nuland, assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs, warned on March 15 that, if efforts to liberalize the...

    Saving Money On The F-22 Fighter Jet May Cost America A Hell Of A Lot
    Mar18

    Saving Money On The F-22 Fighter Jet May Cost America A Hell Of A Lot

    The United States Air Force is not in great shape. For starters, officials estimate it has 500 fewer pilots than it should ideally have. Plus, many of the planes those pilots would be flying aren’t in great shape. The newest jet, the F-35, is continually hammered for schedule, cost, and technological issues. The slightly older F-22 is...